Fado Festival: Legends of Fado: Carlos do Carmo with special guest Celesta Rodrigues (NY Debuts)
It is a historic night for fado music when Portugal’s most famed artists, Carlos do Carmo and Celeste Rodrigues, perform together for the first time in New York City. Carlos do Carmo, a living legend for this iconic Portuguese tradition, celebrates more than fifty years as the leading male voice of fado. An incomparable master of song, do Carmo’s vocal mastery exemplifies the longing, unrequited love, solitude, and optimistic hope for the future that defines fado. Fado’s other living treasure, Celeste Rodrigues – younger sister of Amalia – at the beautiful age of 95, is the Doyenne of fado singers and with a 73-year singing career she truly embodies fado’s saudade. She joins do Carmo for an unforgettable and historic evening.
“Elegant fado that never strains for effect.” – The Telegraph